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  1. Might be worth having a look at Guido's site that specialises in strikerless tactics at strikerless.com. There's 3 articles titled "I play it my way" that detail the tactic he's using for FM21 and is well worth the read. In the articles he shows 3 variations one of which isn't far from what you're playing now: SS-a AP-a SS-a BWM-s BWM-s A-d WB-s CD-d CD-d WB-s G-d
  2. You can have the winger swap with the striker, it doesn't have to be set to swap with the other winger. Unfortunately you can only select one other position to swap with and not have a trio/quartet rotate around.
  3. My advice would be to do the best you can do and see where it takes you, you could survive in the Premier League if you do get promoted. I'd also be prioritising the FA Cup for two reasons, first to test against the Premier League sides and secondly the hope of getting an away tie with Man Utd (or another big team with big stadium) for the extra cash. There's also the League Cup to consider as a possible route into the Europa League which would entice more players to come to you.
  4. just as a FYI in case anyone has a similar issue - I noticed that the in-game editor was missing after the Steam update. It required me to "verify integrity of game files" for it to re-appear.
  5. To bring the subject back to a tactical challenge what about using both of the formations in reverse as @herne79 initially thought, 3-5-2 variant and a 2-4-4 narrow diamond. Could either or both during the season for some tactical variety. Could call it something like "Mike Bassett: white board challenge"
  6. Was going to say red is shooting down and blue shooting up... Blue look to be playing a narrow 4-4-2 diamond whereas Red seem to be playing a 4-1-2-3 DM Wide or a 2-3-2-3 with wingbacks and a half back/anchor man. On a side note I get the impression red is Barcelona and the blue is Real Madrid.
  7. Bruno is always likely to do better (more consistently) when your team has the ball due to his superior decision making and not having the "dwells on the ball" ppm, the only thing holding Bruno back would be his poor anticipation and lower ability ceiling. If you could get Pogba's decision making up and unlearn the "dwells on the ball" ppm he'd probably be better. Possibly also adding the "tries long range passes" or "tries killer balls" to complement his passing ability and vision.
  8. Have you tried restarting your machine? With a restart it may close any process/files that could be open and effecting it. And of course there's the verifying of game files to try too or a re-install.
  9. Just a thought but it might due to a low adaptability rating causing him to take time to settle into a new country as both the other example and mine are based in Italy.
  10. Here's Chiesa on my Milan save, the two highlighted players are the two I've played most at right midfield with the winger role. The youngster coming on for the last 30 mins most of the time so that'd have cut down Chiesa's time on the pitch. My only frustration was him not scoring more of the chances he had. I've been thinking of training him to be a right wingback in the Dani Alves mould...but as yet undecided.
  11. Athletic Club Barnechea Chilean First Division B My first job has seen me make a departure from recent attempts at this challenge and I've started in the Chilean 2nd tier instead of in China. I joined Barnechea with them in 12th place out of 16 and with 3 league games left to play. The division was so tight that everyone from 10th down was still mathematically in danger of being relegated. My first three matches were against other relegation candidates and started with a home game and a surprising 6-0 win against Club de Deportes Melipilla. We followed that up with an away
  12. Admittedly my only sample is two half seasons with Man Utd but it's just like watching Man Utd in real life....aside from me signing some good players... The penalty awards do seem to behave like buses but then I've also been surprised by Man Utd's real life penalty awards this season....if only they'd have put them all away....
  13. That is a limitation in the match presentation which can be frustrating. The only thing really is to keep an eye on the text commentary as well to hopefully gain some context for what you're seeing graphically. Viewing it positively, it has been improving over time.
  14. Given the antics shown in the Copa Libertadores final at the weekend I dread to think how bad it'd have to be to be ridiculous On to a minor update, I've now got a job...can't remember where or who with...one sec while I load up the game to check... Ah yes, Athletic Club Barnechea in Chile. Don't think I've ever managed there before....I recall managing in Peru previously but not Chile. I'm tempted to do a tour around the South American countries.... At least these have a nice enough kit:
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